‘Worse things in life than a bit of weed’

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A drug user told Spalding magistrates “there’s worse things in life than a bit of weed” when he appeared before them on Thursday where he admitted possessing cannabis.

Joshua Bloodworth (22), who gave a “care of” address in Queen’s Road, was found with just half a gram of the class B drug in his possession when he was stopped by police.

They had stopped him to speak to him but smelled cannabis and Bloodworth admitted he had some in his pocket.

The court was told Bloodworth has had a cannabis habit for the past ten years and the drugs were for his own use.

He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.